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IBMA Announces More Performers for Wide Open Bluegrass

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Eleven-time IBMA award winner Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder have been added to the Friday night lineup of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Friday, September 30. Additionally, Alice Gerrard will join previously announced Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands as a special guest Friday night and Symphony of the Mountains joins previously announced Kruger Brothers on Saturday, October 1. All performances take place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. The festival is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events, which begin at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, September 27.

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Announces Initial Artist Lineup

Deep Roots Mountain RevivalMasontown, WV -- Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the 2016 lineup for its inaugural music and arts festival happening September 15-18, 2016. Headliners Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon and The David Grisman Sextet will be joined by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws, Melvin Seals & JGB, Cabinet, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Black Lillies, The Hip Abduction and many more. The festival takes place on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Music & Arts Festival. Top-tier bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will convene in the picturesque mountains, effectively bringing West Virginia back to the forefront of the festival scene. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists including additional headliners will be announced soon.

Cooder-White-Skaggs at The Ryman in Nashville April 5th

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and his wife of 33 years, vocalist Sharon White, join forces with renowned guitarist Ry Cooder for a one night concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The performance promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of country, blues, bluegrass and gospel. A critic for The New York Times recently called a performance by the virtuosic trio a "Roots-music celebration" that conveys "a sense of rare, joyous occasion."

Ricky Skaggs to Perform on NBC's THE VOICE Tuesday Night

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs will be featured on NBC's The Voice, singing with one of the show's finalists, Emily Ann Roberts. Skaggs' duet with Roberts will air on Tuesday night, December 15 at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT. Roberts, hailing from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of Blake Shelton's two remaining team members and will be breaking out some country hits. She will be joined by Skaggs to sing his #1 country song, "Country Boy."

Ricky Skaggs Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Americana Music Association

Photo credit-Americana Music Association,Rick Diamond,Getty ImagesNashville, TN -- Last Wednesday night at the Americana Music Association's annual Honors and Awards ceremony, legendary country and bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs was awarded the organization's esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist. From the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, guitar legend Ry Cooder presented Skaggs with the award.

Americana Announces the 2015 Honors & Awards Winners

Ricky Skaggs at Americana Honors & AwardsNashville, TN -- Americana -- "A lively genre embodies both the continuity and evolution of roots music," (Wall Street Journal) -- celebrated its 14th Annual Americana Honors & Awards tonight at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This year's winners reflected the community's "spirit of eclecticism" (New York Times), with Shakey Graves as Emerging Artist of the Year; John Leventhal, Instrumentalist of the Year; The Mavericks, Group/Duo of the Year; Lucinda Williams, Album of the Year ('Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone'); and Sturgill Simpson claiming both Song of the Year (for "Turtles All The Way Down") and Artist of the Year trophies.

Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Awards

Ricky SkaggsThe Americana Music Association announced the selection of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Henley, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos as Lifetime Achievement Award winners to be presented at its 14th Annual Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by Nissan, on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Each of these artists will perform and the show will be taped for air on PBS later in the year.

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs Team for National Tour

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- World-renowned guitarist Ry Cooder, country music songbird Sharon White and country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs are combining forces for a national road show.

Ricky Skaggs, and Others Stop by Larry's Country Diner

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Larry’s Country Diner is serving up a star-studded menu of music in March with upcoming appearances by country and bluegrass greats Ricky Skaggs, Janie Price, John Conlee, Jeannie Seely, Billy Dean and Crystal Gayle. Tune in to RFD-TV this month to watch the hit variety show that promises great food, music and laughter from fan-favorite characters Larry Black, Keith Bilbrey, Nadine, Renae The Waitress and Sherriff Jimmy Capps, alongside their special diner guests – some of country music’s biggest stars and legends.

Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White to Release First Studio Album

Hearts Like OursNashville, TN -- On August 4, country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White (of country music's The Whites) celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Over the course of more than three decades of marriage, Skaggs and White have savored every moment of their lifelong commitment to one another. With both of their respected careers cemented into the country music history books, one might find it hard to believe that the couple has never recorded an album together. That all changes on September 30, 2014 when Skaggs and White release their first-ever studio album, Hearts Like Ours.

Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Traveler Now Available in Paperback

Kentucky TravelerAward winning Bluegrass and country music artist Ricky Skaggs released his autobiography about a year ago. The volume covers his 50+ years in music. With hundreds of career accolades and countless life experiences under his belt, Skaggs certainly has a story to tell. His book is now being released in paperback format at Skaggs Family Records and at bookstores everywhere.

Ricky Skaggs Jams with The Marshall Tucker Band

Ricky Skaggs & Marshall TuckerNashville, TN -- Thousands of fans in attendance at last week's 2014 CMA Music Festival Kick-off Concert in Nashville, Tennessee were in for a special treat during The Marshall Tucker Band's (MTB) hour-long Riverfront set. The legendary Southern Rock group performed on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, awing fans as they ripped through many of their hit songs before introducing their surprise guest, former CMA Entertainer of the Year, Ricky Skaggs.

Bluegrass Museum Ramping Up For ROMP

Sam Bush at ROMPOld Crow Medicine Show, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Sarah Jarosz, and 23 String Band are among the dozens of talented acts set to perform at Owensboro's ROMP Festival, June 25-28. ROMP Festival is a four-day music and camping festival hosted at both the museum, in downtown Owensboro, and at Yellow Creek Park, a gorgeous 150-acre facility that is a perfect setting for a music festival. ROMP features traditional and legendary bluegrass artists alongside old time and progressive bluegrass musicians who expand the boundaries to the far-flung roots and branches of bluegrass.

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2012Nashville, TN -- Springer Mountain Farms has June and July at the world famous Ryman Auditorium packed with Thursday night bluegrass as they once again present Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman. This annual fare of bluegrass music is just the thing to make summers hotter than ever. This year, the lineup if fully loaded with some of the finest in the genre.

Simply Bluegrass Back by Popular Demand

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Due to popular demand, Gabriel Communications, is pleased to announce that it will re-air “Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass” throughout the month of May on the RFD-TV network, as well as FamilyNet. “Country’s Family Reunion,” the DVD/television series that brings America’s most-treasured artists together to reunite and reminisce assembled a cross-section of award-winning and legendary Bluegrass artists, from “finger-pickers,” to “purists,” to “New Grass” contemporaries. The series is hosted by Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Anderson and 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, includes performances by Dailey & Vincent, The Whites, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, The Roys (Lee & Elaine), Jerry Douglas, Donna Ulisse, Mac Wiseman, Ramona Jones, Bobby Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Paul Brewster, Ronnie Reno, Doyle Lawson, Sierra Hull, Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, The Gibson Brothers and Jesse McReynolds, backed by the genre’s foremost musicians Barry Bales (Bass), Bryan Sutton (Acoustic Guitar), Adam Steffey (Mandolin), Stuart Duncan (Fiddle) and Ron Stewart (Banjo).

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